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Old 7th April 2020, 21:24   #1
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Default U.S.A. Gunning for Chaos

Disturbing figures from the other side of the pond

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Old 7th April 2020, 21:38   #2
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Disturbing figures from the other side of the pond

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52189349
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The closing comment is interesting :~

"Normally the concern is over access to weapons, he adds."

"Or in this case it's anxiety about the deterioration of government - or the growth of government."
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Old 7th April 2020, 22:18   #3
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52189349
And do you believe all the BBC put out??
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Old 7th April 2020, 22:23   #4
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I don't recall hearing of any mass shootings in the states this year but
have a look here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...States_in_2020

trump thinks more guns are the answer to shootings. % wise I guess that could be proven. 10 guns = 7 mass shootings 20 guns = 13 mass shootings.

it has been mentioned before that Americans were buying guns "in preference" to food.
Is that to protect what they have or to steal from others

in the western world how does a country with a gun culture compare for those where guns are not a right, eg USA V UK

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Lots of Americans feel very vulnerable in a crisis situation if they aren't armed.

Remember being in the path of a hurricane in Florida, we remained instead of evacuating along with a couple from Texas, he was really concerned that he didn't have his guns with him, told him it wouldn't do any good to shoot it if it hit us, but he was really concerned in case of any public disorder afterwards

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Old 7th April 2020, 22:39   #6
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... public disorder ........

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Completely different culture and values despite a near identical common language.

... public disorder ...

Not unknown in the former green and much more pleasant. In an increasingly uncertain future, who knows.
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As long as the gun nuts are over there & not over here I'm happy.
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Easy to criticise from here. There is seemingly a totally different attitude there, usually as a result of experience. To live in a peaceful neighbourhood is tantamount to an invitation to many of the dispossessed and rootless. Or just plain criminal.

I've never raised my hand to anyone, other than boxing club at school (!), but I know if my family were in danger I would not hesitate to use whatever means at my disposal to deter or ultimately stop anyone from harming them. Iím basically anti-gun but when the society in which you live is feral, which though is not everywhere but is in many areas, I would take any legal action I could.

There are precautions that the gun-smiths could take. Like embedding micro chips in critical components, after all we donít object to the millions of phones that contain them! That could identify where a particular gun was when it was fired and, critically, where it was located when the whereabouts of the owner was needed, registered or not.
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As long as the gun nuts are over there & not over here I'm happy.
Yeah but, we have a surfeit of non-Gun Nuts over here... that is the big problem. Very Nasty types.
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A work colleague used to live in the USA, he has told me numerous tales of why you need a gun. His next door neighbour was broken into, he heard a noise and went to investigate, his wife heard a gunshot and went down stairs to find him dead.

He was out shopping and as he approached a small shop two guys came out shooting back into the shop, my mate hit the ground and the shooters got into a car and drove off at speed. When he got up and looked into the shop there was several people in the shop that were wounded.

Finally one of the people he worked with stopped at a red light traffic light, some one got out of the car in front, came up to him aiming a gun at him. He got out and the car was stolen.

This was in a period of less than a year in Boston, this is an area considered to be low crime.
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